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If you're looking for an outstanding grab-and-go lens—the kind you'll keep on your camera for nearly every situation—check out the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Optimized to draw full potential from Nikon’s high-resolution DX-format image sensors, it delivers beautiful ultra-sharp photos and videos with softly blurred backgrounds. Its versatile 7.8x zoom range (18mm to 140mm) lets you shoot everything from wide-angle family portraits to telephoto close-ups on the sports field. 4 stops of VR image stabliization means sharper handheld photos and video, especially when shooting in low light or at maximum focal length. You can even get as close as 1.48-feet from your subject for macro-style close-ups!
ED (Extra low Dispersion) and Super ED Glass
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
IF Lens
A-M
Super Integrated Coating
AS

Clarity within reach

7.8x wide-angle to telephoto zoom

Developed with high pixel count D-SLRs in mind, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR delivers vibrant, detail-rich photos and videos across its entire zoom range. Zoom out for an 18mm wide-angle view that’s great for group shots, landscapes or any time you need to fit more into the frame. Zoom in for 140mm of telephoto reach—enough zoom to capture close-ups of your favorite player from the sidelines. In between, you have standard views similar to what you see with your eyes and medium telephoto views ideal for portraits. Whatever shot comes your way, you’ll be ready to catch it.

Sharper handheld shooting

The VR image stabilization advantage

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR versatility is strengthened by 4 stops of VR image stabilization. Capture sharp, shake-free handheld photos and videos in low-light situations, when you want to use slower shutter speeds, and at telephoto distances, when even the smallest amount of camera shake can ruin a shot.

Exquisite performance

Advanced Nikon technology and superb NIKKOR optics

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is an advanced lens designed to get the most from high-resolution Nikon D-SLRs. In addition to VR image stabilization, it uses ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass, which virtually eliminates reflections and lens flare for better contrast and Aspherical (AS) lens elements for minimizing aberration and improving image integrity and color. Nikon’s remarkable Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing, a major advantage when recording video. And, of course, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has NIKKOR’s renowned quality of construction and outstanding optics.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when DX-format compatible lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.
ED (Extra low Dispersion) and Super ED Glass
ED (Extra low Dispersion) and Super ED Glass
ED Glass is an optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations. Super ED glass exhibits an even lower refractive index and lower light dispersion than ED glass, while excelling at eliminating secondary spectrum and correcting chromatic aberration.
Vibration Reduction
Vibration Reduction
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
A-M
A-M
A-M stands for Auto-Manual Mode. Thanks to a mechanism incorporated in the lens barrel, smooth focusing operation in Manual focus mode is realized in the same way as users have become accustomed to with conventional manual-focus lenses by adding an appropriate torque to the focus ring.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
AS
AS
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
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AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens We got the 18-140mm lens with our purchase of the Nikon D5300 camera. We wanted one zoom lens for general photography. The choice was between the 18-140mm, the 18-55mm, and the bigger DX zooms like the 18-200mm or 18-300mm. We wanted one lens so we wouldn’t have to carry a lot of gear around with us. The goal was for a light and relatively small camera outfit. The 18-55mm just didn’t have the reach at the telephoto end and it has a plastic mount ----- I HATE the plastic mounts and would never buy a lens with a plastic mount. I’ve heard plenty of stories of the mount breaking off. The 18-200mm and 18-300mm zooms would have a great range of focal lengths, but were both bigger and heavier than the 18-140mm lens. The 18-140mm has a very useful range for shooting from wide-angle to moderate telephoto for a DX sensor camera; it’s the equivalent of 27-210mm in FX format. So we went with the 18-140mm lens and we’re very pleased. I own a D800 camera with some fine high-end lenses, but I’m very happy with the 18-140mm on the D5300 camera. Of course, it’s not as good as some of the lenses I use on my D800 --- but it’s still an excellent lens for a DX camera. It isn’t a terribly fast lens, but you can compensate somewhat for that by using a higher ISO setting. If you’re looking for a DX lens at a relatively low price, with a very useful range of focal lengths, very good image quality, lightweight, and small size ---- I’d recommend the Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G. We got ours for around $300 when purchased with the Nikon D5300 camera. At that price it’s a GREAT lens. Attached are some images shot with the 18-140mm lens mounted on the Nikon D5300 camera. The pictures are all handheld with VR turned on. The lens seems ideal for travel photography, scenics, and most general subjects ---- it’s a very versatile lens. January 5, 2014
Versatile Lens This definitely has a wide range of focal distances to choose from, and more than plenty for what I need. If you're looking for a lens to have mounted most of the times for a wide-range of photographic opportunities, I recommend this; especially now that this is offered as a kit lens. I got this as a kit lens with my D7100, and I could not be more satisfied. Something to take note of is that there is *very* minor distortion around the edges, and it's really only noticeable if you look for it and zoom in all the way. Easily fixed with software, not a problem for most shots. December 18, 2013
Noticeably sharper than my 18-105 VR The plastic mount on my 18-105 VR broke when a friend stuffed his luggage by my camera bag. The 18-140 has a metal mount that I can trust, so it stays on the camera in my bag, ready for impromptu shots. The lens is very sharp; noticeably sharper than my 18-105 VR, which most folks think is sharp. It's not as sharp as my 35mm f1.8 lens, nor is it ever going to be as sharp as a pro lens--it wasn't designed for that. DXO Mark rates the 18-140 as being sharper than the 16-85 and 18-105, at least for my D7000. When you look at the DXO scores, make sure that you select the correct camera, because the 18-105 is sharper than the 18-140 on some cameras. The better range is why I picked this lens over the Sigma 17-70 OS C. The "C" is, by many accounts, sharper than the 18-140, but, with the way I shoot (family events, walkabout), I need the range. The "C" also is faster (f2.8), and I also shoot a lot of indoor photos, but the photos I take don't need a narrow depth of field. Therefore, f3.5 is fast enough, especially with the high-ISO capabilities of the D7000. I also use bounce flash often, but not always. The Sigma 17-70 C and the Nikkor 16-85 are supposed to distort less than the 18-140, but distortion can be managed either in-camera (jpgs) or via software (esp. Capture NX2). Think of this lens as being the VR version of the 18-135. Cons: The zoom ring is stiff; I don't know if this will smooth out in time. Other than that, the distortion is a minor con, because it fixable--although that means taking time to fix the distortion when you wouldn't need to do so with another lens. Distortion is one of the prices you pay to have the tremendous range and versatility that this lens offers. December 15, 2013
Great all-around DX lens I wanted a lens that I could keep on the camera most of the time. This one fits the bill. The 18-55 kit lens is sometimes too short. The 55-200 kit lens is sometimes too long. This lens spans almost the entire range, while still only about the size of the 55-200mm lens. The focus is very sharp. A good length for portraits - wide enough for group shots, and long enough to get shots without getting in too close. I was thinking this would be the perfect kit lens, and I see that Nikon has started offering it as a primary option in kits I have 7 other lenses that work on my DX cameras, but I think this one will be mounted most of the time. September 21, 2013
Excellent lens for price! Got this lens as a kit lens for the D7100. Still has some awesome bokeh even though it is a f/3.5. Awesome lens for the price! December 14, 2013
Great range, annoying issues I purchased this lens by mail order based on specifications and Nikon reputation without trying it. I had hoped to replace my 18-55mm lens as an everyday walk around lens. In general it works very well but I have experienced two issues that always make me think twice before using it. The first issue I encountered was very noticeable distortion in some images. At 27mm I took a picture of the ocean with about 1/3 water and 2/3 sky and the water line was disturbingly concave. I've also encountered significant vignetting when shooting in the range of 18-25mm (this is without aschroud but I do have a haze filter mounted). I need to test without a filter to make sure the vignetting is from the lens. My final bone of contention with Nikon is that this lens does not come with a shroud, the shroud must be purchased separately. To make it worse, the major retailer I purchased from did not have them in stock and it took several weeks to arrive. If this was a bare bones lens I would understand but this is a few steps up the ladder price-wise. March 6, 2014
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I know that the 18-300 and 18-200 will cast shadow with built-in flash of D3200.

Now, I am exploring the 18-140 to see if I can get away without having to invest in an extra speed light.
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remove the lens hood may help with your shadows...or try a different hood..
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Yes lens will work just fine with the D3200. As for shadow it all depends on the situation, generally if shooting close then the flash may cause a shadow, again, depends on what you are taking pictures of and how close they are.
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When using on a tripod (mounted to D5300 body), do I turn VR on or off?

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It is recommended to turn it off, if you use a decent tripod it should be sturdy enough not to need VR
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VR should be off all the time unless you really need it.
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What all comes with this lens? I know caps do, but what about a hood?

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Hood is not supplied.
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR only comes with the lens caps. There is no lens hood included. However the HB-32 Bayonet Lens Hood is available for purchase.
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looks like a useful range for general photography, but when are we going to see, if ever, real wide and ultra wide DX primes?

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The widest angle DX lens in the current NIKKOR line up is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens. The widest angle DX prime is the AF DX Fishey-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED fisheye lens.

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is this compatible with the d70?

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Yes, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is fully compatible with D70.
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Will this lens attach and function on D5100?

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Yes, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is fully compatible with D5100.
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I would like to know if this lens has a metal or plactic mount. I prefer a metal mount.
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens mount is metal.
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is this lens fully compatible with the d100?

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Yes, The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is fully compatible with D100.
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Yes, full functions.
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Yes. It will if you utilize it effetely. Just don't set the camera to shutter speed like 1/60s or have the camera in Auto and expect motion to be stopped.
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